Started reading up on this kid after seeing the video clip in Breers recent blog post about how Brandon was shot by a car thief before the first game of the 2009 season and was back at practice days later and ended up playing on in that weeks game. (!) Here is the Breer post with the clip: Extra Points - New England Patriots News and Analysis - Boston.com Then I started searching Twitter for mentions and saw this pretty good pre-draft article: One scout high on UA's Deaderick | TideSports.com Sounds like he is a solid 5 technique guy who might have gone higher were it not for getting shot then having shoulder surgery after the championship game. That caused him to miss the senior bowl, the combine and alabamas pro day. Got a good feeling that he might be one of those late DL who pans out for us a la Pryor. And with the current DL hole on the roster, this kid couldn't ask for a better opportunity.